Puget Sound Hat by Kay Hopkins

Puget Sound Hat

by Kay Hopkins
Knitting
December 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette using medium needles in the round
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
200 - 250 yards (183 - 229 m)
XS, S, M, L, XL Circumference: 14.5(16.75, 19.25, 21.5, 24) inches /37(42.5, 49, 54.5, 61) cm
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Tis the Season is a fun collection of 4 hats perfect for gift knitting and colder weather. Make them for your guys and gals and for yourself!

The rugged and textured colorwork design for this hat is inspired by the vast Puget Sound with its islands, forests and waterways in the Pacific Northwest.

The colorwork on Puget Sound is worked using only one color on any given round. This is a great introduction to easy colorwork without the hassle of carrying two strands of yarn at once. The hat can be made with or without a pom pom.

Just for fun, use MC instead of CC for one trunk stitch on one tree and pin or sew a little sparkle button on top of it later or just let people try to find the missing tree branch in the forest….or even place the sparkle at the top of a tree for over the holidays!

The Puget Sound hat is truly unisex, is offered in 5 sizes, and can be made in many yarn weights. The size will vary depending on yarn weight and gauge.

Speaking of options, choose your hat brim: Double layer, foldover, or single layer and don’t forget the sparkly button option!

Puget Sound is a great way to use up stash and leftover yarn from other projects…and be sure to check out the Puget Sound Pullover.

This pattern has been professionally tech-edited and tested. Instructions are included on how to read and work the mosaic colorwork charts.

See mosaic tutorial by Felicia Wong/ Sweet Georgia yarns here using my Smugglers Cove Shawl.
 
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
XS, S, M, L, XL Circumference: 14.5(16.75, 19.25, 21.5, 24) inches /37(42.5, 49, 54.5, 61) cm

RECOMMENDED YARN
Madeline Tosh – Tosh DK: (100% Merino Wool; 225 yds (206m)/4 oz (115g) in colors Cousteau (CC) and Moonglow (MC).

OR

Sweet Georgia Superwash Worsted (100% superwash merino); 200 yds (182m)/4 oz 115g;

MC: Color Silver. Estimated yarn required 172 yds / 157m.

CC: Color Deep Cove. Estimated yarn required: 28 yds / 26m.

Total Estimated Yarn Required (without pom pom): approx. 200 yds / 183m.

Yarn usage will vary depending on gauge, options chosen, and specific yarn.
 
EXPERIENCE LEVEL:
Accessible to an advanced beginner.  

Skills Used: Basic knit stitches, decreases, slip stitch (mosaic) colorwork, tutorial links included for tubular cast on and double brim options.